Two Announcements from Octopus Books
1. Octopus Books Announces the Release of Claire Becker’s Where We Think It Should Go & Cynthia Arrieu-King’s People are Tiny in Paintings of China
2. Octopus Subscription for 2011-2012
1. We are pleased to announce that Claire Becker’s Where We Think It Should Go & Cynthia Arrieu-King’s People are Tiny in Paintings of China are now available. You can purchase them at the Octopus Books website (www.octopusbooks.net), at Small Press Distribution (www.spdbooks.org), & at other online book retailers & literary bookstores.
Advance praise for Where We Think It Should Go:
Here are elemental and sophisticated – splendid – poems making distinctions about how the body and mind might work, how the world or poem might work. With hyperbolic understatement, in a sinuous, harmonious manner, Claire Becker finds her purpose in clear, sometimes haunted, spaces of joy or desolation, but always in a place of desire.
Claire Becker’s poems … have a throb at which it’s hard not to wonder and, like more than one of us, an aching oddball soul.
Claire Becker is the author of the book Where We Think It Should Go (Octopus Books) and the chapbooks Untoward (Lame House Press), Get You (Duration Press), Young Adult (Boxwood Editions), We Know in 2010, We Survive (Mondo Bummer), and The Werld (Horse Less Press). She lives in Oakland, California.
Advance praise for People are Tiny in Paintings of China:
I can’t remember when a book of poems has invited such an attentive reading as Cindy Arrieu-King’s marvelous first volume People are Tiny in Paintings of China. … As I read I had the feeling of launching myself from an opening line and falling past gorgeous and complex surfaces, an intricate landscape of experience, until landing on the solid earth of the final lines of these extraordinary poems.
People are Tiny in Paintings of China is an expert work of collage. … She draws the rushing of molecules in the still tide pool. She reminds us: any way of knowing the self or the world is at best instantaneous, as at best still a question.
Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College. Her work has appeared in Witness, Black Warrior Review, and Jacket. She lives on the East Coast.
2. Octopus Two-Year Subscriptions Available
Subscriptions to Octopus Books for the next two years can now be purchased. With this subscription you will receive everything we publish through 2012 for $64, free shipping.
Subscribe at the Octopus Books website: http://www.octopusbooks.net/main.html